|Document ID (ISN)||74183|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0025-7818 - Medicina del lavoro
|Convention or series no.
||Bartoli D., Battista G., Bertoncini S., De Santis M., Giusti S., Orsi D., Pirastu R., Zingoni A., Valiani M.
||Study of a cohort of art glass workers in the province of Empoli, Italy
||Studio di coorte dei lavoratori del vetro artistico nel territorio empolese [in Italian]|
||Sep.-Oct. 1998, Vol.89, No.5, p.424-436. 53 ref.
||Cause-specific mortality was investigated among a cohort of 3,390 art glass workers employed in 17 industrial facilities in Italy for at least one year. Separate analyses were carried out for the job titles of glass makers, batch mixers and grinders. Among the 3,180 male workers of the cohort in general, observed mortality was above expected for cancers of the lung, larynx, stomach and brain. For non-cancer causes, observed mortality was above expected for hypertensive diseases and diseases of the genitourinary system. These increases for the general cohort were also shown among the glass makers sub-group. Mortality from larynx and lung cancers increased with time since first exposure and significantly increased Standard Mortality Ratios were observed for 21 or more years since first exposure, with this pattern still present after adjustment for smoking. This consistently increased mortality applies to the overall cohort and glass makers. Topics: arts and crafts; brain cancer; cohort study; gastrointestinal cancer; genito-urinary system diseases; glass industry; hypertension; Italy; laryngeal cancer; lung cancer; mortality.
||arts and crafts; glass industry; mortality; Italy
||genito-urinary system diseases; hypertension; laryngeal cancer; cohort study; lung cancer; gastrointestinal cancer; brain cancer
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Italy|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
||Glass, pottery and related materials